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Overview Tongariro Trek Information


Tongariro Trek - Tongariro Alpine Crossing

NgauruhoeTongariro National Park offers New Zealand's spectacular volcanic scenery.

Experience the majestic beauty of one of the world's most dramatic parks and the Tongariro Crossing. You'll enjoy walks through low-lying forests as well as the unusual rock, tussock and alpine herb fields, usually buried by snow on the upper reaches. And after each day's walk, you'll return to the comfort of New Zealand's most luxuriously elegant hotel - the Bayview Chateau Tongariro.

Here are the Packages

The Tongariro World Heritage Trek takes four days and offers an outstanding holiday experience. 3 package options are available which can be combined:

  • Guided trek - Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Summer & Winter.
  • Guided trek - Mount Ruapehu Crater Lake.
  • Guided trek - shorter walks Taranaki Falls and Tama Lakes.
  • 4 nights share / twin accommodation at the Bayview Chateau Tongariro.
  • All meals including dinner and packed lunches for day walks.
  • Transfers to and from walks.


  • Guided trek - Tongariro Alpine Crossing - only.
  • Guided trek - Crater Lake - only.
  • Guided trek - Tama Lakes and / or shorter walks.

2019 Winter Season Price
Total Package cost is NZ$Price On Application; per person, twin share option.
Single Supplement NZ$Price On Application
Prices include New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Subject to availability at the time of the booking.

Tongariro Track2019/2020 Season
Treks subject to booking availability.

Check In Dates: Day prior - commencing the trek the next day.

Full Package Itinerary

The Tongariro Trek takes four days, returning each night to the comfort and splendid elegance of The Grand Chateau. You'll be fully guided on all walks, and your guide will explain about the areas of historical and natural significance.

Bayview Chateau TongariroDay 1:
After checking into the Bayview Chateau Tongariro in the afternoon, we suggest you visit the Whakapapa Visitor Centre - it's one of the best in the country.

Day 2:
Pick up by the Guide at 9am from Reception. You will be taken to the top of Mount Ruapehu. Ride the chair lifts from the car park to the Knoll Ridge Chalet, New Zealand's highest restaurant at 2000 metres. From there you'll walk to Dome Shelter at 2672 metres where you'll see the famous crater lake surrounded by snow capped peaks with majestic Mt Tongariro and Mount Ngauruhoe in the background. On a good day you can see both coasts.

Emerald LakesDay 3:
On day 3 you'll embark on what is known as the best one day walk in New Zealand - the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Your route takes you past the active Red Crater and onto the brilliantly coloured Emerald and Blue Lakes. And then pass Mt Ngauruhoe. 6-8 hours walking one way.

Day 4:
Day 4 is a reserve day, and you can choose from several shorter walks, including the magnificent Taranaki Falls, Silica Rapids and Tama Lakes.

Day 5:

After enjoying breakfast at the Bayview Chateau Tongariro, there's plenty of time to pack before you leave.


Ketetahi Springs


What to Bring
The first and most important thing is to be reasonably fit! Walks can be physically challenging, with some difficult terrain and steep climbs and descents. We don't recommend children under 10 walk the Ruapehu Crater Trek or the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.


Essential items include:Tongariro Crossing
Woollen hat, sun hat, Alpine Jacket, Thick woollen or polypropylene shirt or sweater, Lightweight woollen or polypropylene singlet or vest, Pair of shorts, Pair of woollen or polypropylene longjohns, Pair of thick woollen socks, Pair of boots or strong walking shoes (not sneakers), T-shirt, Gloves, Knapsack, Sunscreen, Sunglasses and Terrain Map.

Useful extra to include:
Handkerchiefs, Spare boot laces, Camera and films, Notebook or Diary.